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On 12th to 15th of May 2019, the Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies (CGSPS) hosted dignitaries, experts and scholars in the field of Gender and Development during the third edition of her Biennial Conference. The conference kicked off with a cocktail reception for invited guests and participants on 12th May 2019. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, Prof. Gertrude Mianda, Dr. Abimbola Adimula, The Dean of Deans, Prof. M. A. O. Aluko and other eminent personalities were in attendance.


Over 250 participants at the opening ceremonies of the conference were opportune to listen to presentations by outstanding and experienced personalities who have continued to advance gender and development nationally, regionally and globally in the persons of Her Excellency, Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, Her Excellency, Mrs. Kafayat Oyetola and Princess Adejoke Orelope- Adefulire, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development. The lead paper presentations by Prof. Gertrude Mianda, Director of Harriet Tubman Institute of York University and Prof. Lere Amusan, were exemplary scholarly contributions which no doubt propelled scholars to have a renewed fervor for cutting edge research in gender and sustainable development. The Key Note Papers and Lead Presentations are available here.


Young and experienced researchers presented Eighty-Eight scholarly articles across a wide range of themes such as Gender and Food Security, Gender and Health, Gender and Economic Growth, Gender, Migration and Sustainable Urbanization in Africa, Gender and ICT, Gender and Entrepreneurship, Gender, Language and Culture. Researchers were able to improve on their scholarly work from comments and contributions that their presentations generated across the Twenty parallel sessions.


Here are some of the moments captured at the conference.

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The VIce Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University at the Cocktail Reception on 12th May 2019
The Director of Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies with Prof. Gertrude Mianda
The VC, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede on a tour of the library
The Director of CGSPS, Dr. Monica Orisadare with Prof. Mianda, Dr. Adeniran and Dr. Ajani

Invited Guests at the Opening Ceremony of 13th May 2019

The Deputy Vice Chancellor(Administration) Prof. Ajila,The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede and Her Excellency, Erelu, Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

The Director, Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies, OAU. Dr. Monica Orisadare
Prof. Gertrude Mianda delivering her Keynote Address
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